A brave little Cupar girl about to undergo chemotherapy has touched people’s hearts by having her long blonde hair cut off to help others.
Agatha King (4) was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and is being treated at the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh.
She knew she would lose her beautiful hair so decided to donate it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer.
She was visited in hospital on Tuesday by Jason Miller of Charlie Miller Hairdressing - and smiled as he cut her waist-long locks.
Agatha’s parents, Karen and Kevin, were given the devastating diagnosis just a few weeks ago and had to tell Agatha that she’d lose her hair during her treatment. But they were amazed by her courage.
Karen, who’s expecting her third child, told the Fife Herald: “Agatha just said ‘So I’m going to look like a boy, Mum? That’s okay because I’m going to give my hair to someone and when I need it they’ll give me their hair’. We are so proud of her.”
The family have set up Facebook and Just Giving pages and have already raised thousands for the charity.
And nine-year-old Grace McCarroll, also from Cupar, is supporting Agatha by having her own hair cut off next Saturday. Grace is a classmate of Toby Etheridge (9), who also has leukaemia and whose family is raising funds for cancer charities.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Karen-King12